Behind the Poems: Making Mom’s Meatloaf

This is my first installment of a series I’m calling Behind the Poems. Let’s start with my first-ever published poem, “Making Mom’s Meatloaf,” posted below. She teaches me how to make it because I asked her to.I stare at the stuff that’s going to make this delicious dishand drop my mouth in horror. “It’s okay,”Continue reading “Behind the Poems: Making Mom’s Meatloaf”

How to Find Diverse Books

While many readers often want to diversify what they read, they sometimes have trouble knowing how to find diverse books. Below you will find my collection of book databases to help you on your reading journey. I plan to keep adding to it the more I find. And if you have any websites or appsContinue reading “How to Find Diverse Books”

Behind the Poems

I’ve been thinking of starting a series called “Behind the Poems” that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago on my Instagram. Growing up with MTV and VH1, I may have been inspired by the Behind the Music series. I plan on discussing inspiration behind my poetry, why I chose their structures and more. I’llContinue reading “Behind the Poems”

Wanderlust: New York Revisited

I went to New York again in 2018, nine years after my last time there. Though in 2009, I did a quick day trip to visit a college, so not sure if that actually counts. It’s now been four years since I’ve been, but the city still holds a certain magic over me. And howContinue reading “Wanderlust: New York Revisited”

Wanderlust: Salem, Massachusetts

Salem came as an unexpected surprise during my trip to Boston. It’s a city I’ve always wanted to visit and I definitely need to go back in October. But I certainly hadn’t planned for it. If you know about my trip to Washington, D.C., then you know I have a habit of getting on theContinue reading “Wanderlust: Salem, Massachusetts”

2020 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You May Have Missed

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this list of 2020 sci-fi and fantasy books are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. When the pandemic hit, some 2020 sci-fi and fantasy books mayContinue reading “2020 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You May Have Missed”

Wanderlust: Chicago 2017

It’s been a while since I wrote about my travels, so I thought I’d dive back in with my visit to Chicago in December 2017. After the last couple of years with limited traveling due to the pandemic, I think I’m long overdue to share my old adventures. As I made my way between theContinue reading “Wanderlust: Chicago 2017”

Best Books for Fall Lovers

Disclosure: Some of the links in this list of best books for fall are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. With the leaves changing colors and cooler weather comes the perfect opportunityContinue reading “Best Books for Fall Lovers”